As a union of healthcare workers, patient satisfaction is our highest calling. This is best secured by ensuring a highly motivated workforce with a strong voice in the workplace. We have fought to have a voice in patient care and in the workplace as a whole.
To that end, 1199SEIU works with employers, elected officials and healthcare advocates to improve the quality of healthcare and to make it available to all.
Through our efforts, we have helped secure billions of dollars in healthcare funding in New York State alone, with similar wins, though on a smaller scale, throughout regions we serve. We continue our work to strengthen the Affordable Care Act and advance legislation that expands access to quality care for all.
Workers Represented: 10,000 Number of Facilities: 19
HCA affiliated hospitals represented by 1199SEIU:
Aventura Hospital & Medical Center Blake Medical Center, Bradenton Central Florida Medical Center Doctors Hospital of Sarasota Fawcett Memorial Hospital Kendall Regional Medical Center Largo Medical Center Medical Center at Trinity Northside Hospital Northwest Medical Center Oak Hill Hospital Osceola Regional Medical Center Palms West Hospital Plantation General Hospital St. Lucie Medical Center St. Petersburg Hospital West Palm Medical Center Westside Regional Medical Center University Hospital
Advocates Demand an Independent Review of One Brooklyn Health System & Vital Brooklyn Read More
Funding to build new modern micro-hospital in Northern Chautauqua County held up by New York State Department of Health more than 6 years while hospital workers continue to provide care at aging and outdated facility. Read More
To help safeguard reproductive care in the state, contract focuses on boosting retention and recruitment with higher pay and increased training opportunities Read More
The members of 1199SEIU Florida approve and applaud the Biden Administration’s new proposed standards to better ensure quality care and to protect senior patients and their caregivers in nursing homes across the nation. Read More
1199SEIU, SEIU Local 200United & Largest Rochester Employer to continue contract talks next week. Read More
1199 Personal Care Attendants and the Healey-Driscoll Administration, have tentatively agreed on a new three-year contract that creates a pathway to $25/hour for Massachusetts' homecare workforce. Read More
Confronting climate chaos is necessary to improve health outcomes, an 1199 Delegate tells the EPA. Read More
Nearly 2,000 members in the nursing field at Boston Medical Center ratified a new three-year contract in June including a 20 percent wage increase for RNs, making them the highest-paid nurses in Boston at $93.65 per hour based on experience. Read More
On June 8, members who work at the ENGIE power plant at Georgetown University in Washington DC unanimously ratified a contract that raises wages by 13.5 percent over three years and codifies key safety guarantees. Read More
Members at kidney dialysis facilities run by Fresenius in New York City negotiated a new contract in June dating back to 2021. Read More
A group of 9th grade students from the Buffalo Academy of Visual and Performing Arts design came together this summer to paint a mural on conference room wall at 1199SEIU’s Buffalo office. Read More
EMS members call for improved safety measures. Read More
Recently, EMS workers have been in the spotlight after a recent violent attack. But the danger these members face does not deter them from doing the work that they love. Read More
1199 brought its fighting force to NJ to turn up the temperature at the table. Read More
After flexing their collective muscle outside Clara Maass Hospital, members spent the rest of the day relaxing with their families in a nearby park. Read More
New York nursing home members secure historic wage increase. Read More